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Ms. Witherell from Greenfield MA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Sounds of Learning!

My students need a speaker in order to watch presentations and films during lunch times and outdoors.

  • $179 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Picture a group of kids who are growing up in homeless housing. That's my room. As one of the few states that guarantee family housing, our shelters are overflowing. The state has purchased temporary apartment housing near our school, and well over half of our population is in our area for a short, undetermined amount of time. With 100% of our student body receiving free breakfast, lunch, and snack, school is their safe place.

Despite obstacles that would be too much for many adults, they remain bright, funny, and fun-loving, and they really enjoy the safety and security that school brings.

Our school not only keeps the kids safe, but it's a place where learning comes alive and is so fun!

My Project

This past year we were able to add a projector and DVD player to our lunch time routine. Our hope was to share Reading Rainbow episodes and Magic School Bus movies with students during indoor lunch breaks. As well, we'd love to bring our projector and speaker OUTDOORS to do more learning in an outdoor classroom! Math can be uncovered in our garden, with music playing in the background. Music and math seem to really go hand in hand, along with science and our Bill Nye episodes.

We are in desperate need of a much larger speaker to fill a busy and noisy lunch room with poetry, music, and films, as well as our outdoor garden space for outdoor learning.

Right now about 50-60 students each lunch together and it would be a wonderful time for students to sit and listen to exciting films or a reading rainbow episode, we just need the speaker loud enough to fill the space. Listening and Lunching!

Ms. Witherell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LyxPro SPA-10 - 10" Compact Portable PA System 110-Watt RMS Power Active Speaker with Equalizer, Bluetooth, SD Slot, USB, MP3, XLR, 1/4", 3.5mm Input • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99

Materials cost

$119.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.79

Total project goal

$178.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.58

3 Donors

-$89.29

Donations toward project cost

-$75.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.39

match offer

-$89.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$75.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.39

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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